Toots Mondello collection, 1927-1992.


Mondello, Toots. Toots Mondello collection, 1927-1992.

Toots Mondello collection, 1927-1992.

The Performance Material mostly consists of programs of concerts in which Mondello's pieces were played. However, there are other documents such as a list of where his pieces premiered. Correspondence in this collection includes letters regarding performances and recordings of Mondello's works with accompanying programs, journal, photograph, etc. Most of the Publications are newsletters from the New York Flute Club, Inc., although there are other items as well. The Photographs are of Mondello during World War II, when he seems to have performed with the WAAC Caravan. An array of items is in the Scrapbook including newspaper clippings, letters regarding performances, and newsletters. The Donation Materials are copies of the documents the library holds in conjunction with the donation of the collection.

One manuscript box containing 7 folders and one scrapbook.

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Mondello, Toots. (person)

Born in 1911, Nuncio "Toots" Mondello started life in Boston, where he performed on the alto and soprano saxophones with his father's band from the age of 8 and joined the musicians' union when only 14. Mondello studied at NEC in 1927; his classes included harmony with William B. Tyler and solfeggio with Clara Ellis. He became assistant bandleader with Hal Hallet's Toast of New England in the same year. Between 1934 and 1935, Mondello was the principal alto saxophonist in Benny Goodman's radio b...

New England Conservatory of Music (corporateBody)